MoviePass Confirms Data Breach: Thousands of Credit Card Numbers May Have Exposed
Concerning news from the entertainment world this week: MoviePass, a movie ticket subscription service, recently confirmed that it may have exposed sensitive user information, including tens of thousands of credit card numbers.
Both MoviePass customer cards (issued by Mastercard) and personal credit card information may have been affected.
Here’s what MoviePass chief executive Mitch Lowe had to say about the incident:
“MoviePass recently discovered a security vulnerability that may have exposed customer records. After discovering the vulnerability, we immediately secured our systems to prevent further exposure and to mitigate the potential impact of this incident. MoviePass takes this incident seriously and is dedicated to protecting our customers’ information. We are working diligently to investigate the scope of this incident and its potential impact on our customers. Once we gain a full understanding of the incident, we will promptly notify any affected subscribers and the appropriate regulators or law enforcement.”
This is not the first major issue to plague MoviePass since it hit mainstream audiences with its too-good-to-be-true pricing last year. The company quickly grew its subscribers from 1.5 million to 2 million customers in less than a month but then ceased operations after running out of money. MoviePass now says it has restored service to “a substantial number of our current subscribers,” and anyone wishing to subscribe now may join a waitlist.